#PAM2018 MNT weekly newsletter | Pain / Anesthetics | 5 September 2018

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MNT weekly newsletter | 5 September 2018

Pain / Anesthetics
Common painkiller poses risk to heart health

New research suggests that a widely used painkiller raises the risk of major cardiovascular problems such as heart attack and stroke.

Swelling in rheumatoid arthritis and where it occurs

Swelling around a joint is a common symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. It often appears around the hands and feet and is caused by inflammation or a buildup of fluid in the lining of the joint. Learn how this swelling occurs, where it can appear, and how people can treat this symptom of rheumatoid arthritis.

How long do hemorrhoids last? What to know

Hemorrhoids are a common problem, particularly during pregnancy and as people age. While hemorrhoids sometimes only last for a few days and cause mild symptoms, some people experience frequent or long-lasting hemorrhoids. Here, learn more about how long hemorrhoids last. We also cover treatment and home remedies.

What causes pinkish-brown discharge?

Various factors affect the color of vaginal discharge. Pinkish-brown discharge is usually not a cause for concern, but it may sometimes occur due to a condition that requires treatment. Here, we look at the causes of pink or brown discharge, including periods, pregnancy, and infection, and discuss when to see a doctor.

What causes itchy nipples while breastfeeding?

Itchy nipples are a common complaint, especially in the initial weeks of breastfeeding. In this article, learn about the causes of itchy nipples and breasts while breastfeeding, including thrush, a bad latch, contact dermatitis, and the let-down reflex. We also cover how to get relief at home and when to see a doctor.

Rheumatoid arthritis and back pain

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect the joints in the spine, including the cervical and lumbar vertebrae. This can cause pain and stiffness in the back. In this article, we look at how people can relieve pain associated with RA in the back. We also explore the causes and symptoms of RA back pain.

What are the signs of prostate infection?

When an infection in the prostate results in inflammation, this is called bacterial prostatitis. Symptoms include pain in the lower abdomen and difficulty urinating. The infection may be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term), and a treatment plan may include medication, or surgery. Learn more here.

How to manage morning stiffness with rheumatoid arthritis

A high percentage of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) experience stiff joints in the morning. People can relieve this morning stiffness by planning ahead and developing a morning routine to help deal with their symptoms. Learn about ways to manage and prevent morning stiffness here.


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